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Full-Day Halong Bay Islands and Caves Tour from Hanoi

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    What to Expect
    Begin your day trip to Halong Bay with hotel pickup in Hanoi's Old Quarter. Travel past water buffalo and farmers working in the rice fields of the Red River Delta during a 2-hour drive by coach or private vehicle — depending on option selected at booking. You'll make a brief stop at a handicrafts center before arriving at the Halong wharf around midday.

    Here, board a traditional wooden junk and cruise into the World Heritage–listed bay, peppered with limestone karsts and the sheer cliffs of countless islets. Your guide will point out landmarks such as Stone Dogs Island, Duck Island, Finger Island, Incense Burner Island, and Fighting Cocks Island. 

    After a seafood lunch (vegetarian option is available), set out to explore the chambers of Thien Cung Cave, translated as Heavenly Palace and adorned with stalactites and stalagmites. Following a 40-minute kayak or bamboo boat ride around a fishing village, you'll head back to the wharf for the return transfer to your hotel in Hanoi.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    1: Hoàn Kiếm, Hanoi, Vietnam
    2: Tuan Chau Island, Tuần Châu, Hạ Long, Quảng Ninh, Vietnam
    3: Charming Vietnam Travel, 03 Phố Gia Ngư, Hàng Bạc, Hoàn Kiếm, Hà Nội 100000, Vietnam

    Traveler pickup is offered

    Ticket Counter No 01, Tuan Chau Island Port, Halong City, Our traditional cruise departure from Tuan Chau Island, Halong Bay. This option also offer the pick up/drop off in Tuan Chau
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off (selected hotels only)
    • Cruise
    • All activities
    • Lunch
    • Driver/guide
    • Entry/Admission - Dragonfly Cruise
    • Entry/Admission - Halong Bay
    • Entry/Admission - Dong Thien Cung
    • Drinks
    • Gratuities
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Children must be accompanied by an adult
    • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
    • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
    • Not recommended for child aged 2 and under
    • Minimum age is 3 years
    • Near public transportation
    • Infants must sit on laps
    • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
    • Most travelers can participate
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    Reviewed 10 March 2019 via mobile

    We did the one day trip to Ha Long Bay. The bus picked us up at our Hostel in the Old Quater. The trip to Ha Long takes ca. 4h, the big Bus had enough leg space for me(I am 6‘3“). The stop on the...More

    Thank johannessssss
    Charming T, Giám đốc quan hệ khách hàng at Charming Vietnam Travel, responded to this reviewResponded 24 March 2019

    Dear Mr/Mrs johannesh0205, It is our greatest pleasure to have you and your friends due to your recent trip to Halong bay Islands and Cave Full day tour from Hanoi with DragonFly Cruise. Thank you very much for your beautiful words for Mr Uy and...More

    Reviewed 26 November 2018

    They communicate with you the day of to ensure pick-up spot and timing. The bus ride was long but it was comfortable and in good condition. You stop at one location for bio breaks. You get fed immediately on-board. The food was just okay, I...More

    Date of experience: November 2018
    Thank danicolorado
    Reviewed 28 October 2018 via mobile

    Had such a good day on this tour. The bus was new with good AC, the boat trip was perfect, the bamboo boat was fun and relaxing, the cave was interesting to learn about and the food was delicious! Our tour guide, Benjamin, made the...More

    Thank cmacfarlane93
    DragonflyCruise, Quản lý bộ phận lễ tân at Charming Vietnam Travel, responded to this reviewResponded 13 February 2019

    Dear Chelsea M, Great to meet you, Thanks a lot for your kind commentary of the quality of the Dragonfly Cruise - from DragonflyCruise - a Brand of CharmingVietnamTravel.com. It is love of our valued guests that they review us and give 5 out of...More

    Reviewed 26 October 2018 via mobile

    Great day from start to finish! The bus was comfy and the tour guide Benjamin was friendly and really funny! The tour itself didn’t feel rushed and was really efficient! The food was great and the boat trip and bamboo boat will live long in...More

    Thank BossmanGeorge93
    DragonflyCruise, Quản lý bộ phận lễ tân at Charming Vietnam Travel, responded to this reviewResponded 13 February 2019

    Dear George S, Firstly, Charming Vietnam Travel would like to express our deepest appreciation to your compliment as well as making choice of our services. It is our greatest pleasure to have you here with Dragonfly Cruise a Brand of CharmingVietnamTravel.com. As aims to make...More

    Reviewed 12 July 2018 via mobile

    Our guide Cong was friendly and knowledgeable and gave us just the right blend of history, culture, geography and personal anecdote. The bus trip was very long (4 hours to drive 160km and the seats a bit cramped. The catering for lunch was very good,...More

    Thank Dreamer600136
    Yen H, Manager at Charming Vietnam Travel, responded to this reviewResponded 22 July 2018

    Dear Sir/Madam, Thank you for giving us a perfect rating. It is our greatest pleasure to have you here with Dragonfly Cruise a Brand of CharmingVietnamTravel.com. I am very glad to hear that you enjoyed everything and especially our tour guide - Mr Công who...More

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    Response from johannessssss | Reviewed this property |
    I suppose it wouldn’t be a problem! But best to just write them an email before hand, they are very quick to respond.
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    • Duration: 12h
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    • Languages Offered: English
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